Guest Column

September 19, 2020

COVID 19 has affected everyone’s lives in one way or another. It has been a major disruption to almost everyone on earth. Many have tragically died from it. Many have become sick and recovered. The government in the United States has responded by shutting down many parts of the economy and ...

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As the nation reflects on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, TAPinto Greater Olean asked community members if they feel America is safer today than it was on Sept. 11, 2001. Here is what they said. Paul Lashomb, former Portville resident I feel that the U.S. has much better safety ...

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On behalf of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, I am asking Gov. Phil Murphy to either permit restaurants to host indoor dining or, at least, put together a staged plan with dates on when this next phase will begin. Our restaurant industry has suffered for nearly 15 weeks with no ...

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Whether it’s something they’ve been doing for years or something they just started to make extra money, taxpayers must report income earned from hobbies in 2020 on next year’s tax return. What the difference between a hobby and a business? A business operates to make a profit. People engage in a ...

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SPARTA, NJ- Becoming an Eagle Scout is already an enormous accomplishment.  And now a girl from Sparta is on track to make history as one of the first females to earn the rank of Eagle.  Bridget Brady is one of seven Life Scouts in Troop 1150, sister troop of Boy Scout Troop 150, in “striking ...

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Freddy came from the basement of a vacant house in Paterson and he was scared and unsure of people when he first arrived to 11th Hour, which made it hard for him to trust. He has come a long way though! After Freddy has met you and knows you don’t want to hurt him, you’ve become a friend to him for ...

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On August 18, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment became part of the U.S. Constitution.  It reads, "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex" and afforded women the right to vote. In 1776, the New Jersey ...

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IT IS TIME  Develop a Strength Training Schedule and Get the Support You Desire in Eating Healthier You deserve to feel good in your body.  Being healthy is a vehicle to do what you want in your life while feeling your best.  Use this time to get clear on what you want for your future.  Your ...

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PBS premiered a new multiplatform animated PBS KIDS series, co-produced by Twin Cities PBS and Portfolio Entertainment, titled “Hero Elementary” on June 1, 2020.  The school’s students are a diverse cadre who are super – literally.  Because they’re still kids, however, their powers and other ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Gearing up for the start of the 2020–2021 school year amid the pandemic has presented new challenges for parents. Many are looking for ways to help alleviate concerns about sending children back to schools safely, choosing between virtual, stay-at-home instruction or hybrid plans ...

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I’m a black single mother of two children. I have a 9-year-old daughter, who is amazing, and a 6-year-old autistic son, who is equally as amazing. I am also a proud and very involved special education resource teacher in the Paterson School District who lives in fear of COVID-19.  Teaching has ...

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PBS premiered a new multiplatform animated PBS KIDS series, co-produced by Twin Cities PBS and Portfolio Entertainment, titled “Hero Elementary” on June 1, 2020.  The school’s students are a diverse cadre who are super – literally.  Because they’re still kids, however, their powers and other ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A four-day streak of nonstop sun, racking up 100 degrees Monday, led to what Augustine Cordero, 94, was holding in his hand right now.  Half of a green pepper — the appropriate color up top but a moldering brown where he held with his palm. Flakes of dried pepper whisked away by a ...

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Today, across this nation, we are mourning the loss of a Civil Rights Icon, Congressman John Lewis. When you think of words like Justice … John Lewis; words like Equality … John Lewis; words like Steadfastness … John Lewis; words like Perseverance … John Lewis.  Even if you have never met this ...

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Venturing out, especially with your little ones, during COVID can be a daunting proposition.  The dedicated doctors and staff at Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph understand this and have made the safety of all visitors to their office paramount.   ​In a conversation with Dr. Aaron Mannella, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Praise of President Donald Trump by the CEO of New Jersey-based Goya has stirred up some strong passions in the local Latino community, although most believe the proposed retaliation will be ineffective. Latinos are politically divided when it comes to Trump because of his ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It was taking all of Antonio Calcado’s considerable strength and stamina to safeguard Rutgers as it faced an unprecedented emergency. This was March, COVID-19 was emerging as a deadly threat and how to mitigate its spread had consumed nearly every moment of his work week. He ...

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The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow. In a 2017 report Freedom ...

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Let's Talk About It: Fighting Racism by Listening, Believing and Learning | A Perspective  -By Guest Columnist Kisha Derr I grew up in a small town on Long Island, New York, and attended a middle school where I was the only student of color. There were many painful experiences that served to ...

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There is nothing more important to an honest representative democracy than protecting the legitimacy of our elections. You not only have the right to vote, you have the right to know as a legal voter that your vote will be counted and that those who are not permitted to vote, are prohibited from ...

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